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North Korea says it may delay controversial rocket launch

North Korea says it may delay controversial rocket launch

North Korea said it may delay a much-criticised rocket launch originally scheduled for as early as Monday, as analysts say its efforts to mark a key anniversary were hampered by technical troubles. Scientists were “now seriously examining the issue of […]


F-35B Completes Second Airborne Weapons Separation, Drops First 500lb GBU-12

F-35B Completes Second Airborne Weapons Separation, Drops First 500lb GBU-12

The F-35 Integrated Test Force accomplished another significant test milestone Dec. 3 when an F-35B successfully released another weapon in flight. BF-3, a short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the F-35, released an inert 500-pound GBU-12 Paveway II […]


NATO Approves Turkey’s Request for Patriot Missiles

NATO Approves Turkey’s Request for Patriot Missiles

NATO foreign ministers have agreed to Turkey’s request for Patriot anti-missile batteries to defend the country against possible airstrikes from neighboring Syria. The decision came during the first of two days of meetings at alliance headquarters in Brussels, with ministers […]


Patriot Air and Missile Defense System Gets Smarter, Faster and Tougher

Patriot Air and Missile Defense System Gets Smarter, Faster and Tougher

Deep inside the factory where Patriot defense systems are made, Ken Arruda stopped beside a rolling cart and pointed to a white card sprinkled with what looked like grains of sand. They were computer chips for the Patriot’s radar system […]


Deploying Patriots in Turkey to take some weeks: US

Patriot Air Defense Missiles

Even if NATO foreign ministers approve Turkey’s request to deploy Patriot missiles on the border with Syria as expected, it will still take some weeks to get them in place, a top US official said Monday. The United States was […]


First JSM Fuselage Unveiled, Signalling Development Milestone

First JSM Fuselage Unveiled, Signalling Development Milestone

“This is truly a milestone event, and it marks an important step forward in ensuring both our future military capability and industrial opportunities for the Norwegian defence industry,” said State Secretary of Defence Eirik Øwre Thorshaug after he officially unveiled […]


MEADS Successfully Intercepts Air-Breathing Target

MEADS Successfully Intercepts Air-Breathing Target

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) detected, tracked, intercepted and destroyed an air-breathing target in its first-ever intercept flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test achieved all criteria for success. MEADS is a next-generation, ground-mobile […]


Syria rebels have new anti-aircraft missile systems: report

Syria rebels have new anti-aircraft missile systems: report

Syrian rebels have recently obtained up to 40 shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing Western and Middle Eastern intelligence officials. Some of the missiles were supplied in the past weeks by Qatar, the newspaper reported, citing two […]


New page in Syria war as rebel missiles hit aircraft

New page in Syria war as rebel missiles hit aircraft

In less than 24 hours, rebels used surface-to-air missiles to strike down two aircraft in northern Syria, marking a turning point in their war with forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Since the end of July, the Syrian regime has […]


Saudi Arabia Patriot PAC-2 Guided Enhanced Missiles (GEM) Recertification

Saudi Arabia Patriot PAC-2 Guided Enhanced Missiles (GEM) Recertification

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress November 26 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for technical services to recertify the functional shelf life of up to 300 Patriot Advanced Capability-2 (PAC-2) (MIM-104D) Guidance […]


 
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